Jan 7, 2024

Boeing's mid-flight blowout a big problem for company

The incident happened minutes after take-off from Portland International Airport while the aircraft - a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane - was still climbing. "Passengers in the seats immediately adjacent, or in other seats around it who weren't wearing a seatbelt could have been sucked out of the aircraft", explained Tim Atkinson, an aviation consultant and former aircraft accident investigator. The immediate concern in this case is whether what happened to Flight 1282 could happen to other aircraft. In December, Boeing called on airlines to inspect rudders on their aeroplanes, after a bolt was found to be missing on one aircraft. Whistleblowers claimed the company was putting undue pressure on its employees to build too many aircraft too quickly, leading to chaotic conditions in its factories, and corners being cut on production lines.

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